Wondering about the differences between ADD and ADHD?
ADD or attention deficit disorder is a general term frequently used to describe individuals that have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder without the hyperactive and impulsive behaviors. The terms are often used interchangeably for both those who do and those who do not have symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsiveness. ADD and ADHD fall into the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) classification and share many features in common.
Sometimes it is confusing to sort through the different types of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. There are three main types.
- Predominately Hyperactive/Impulsive Type of ADHD
- Predominately Inattentive Type of ADHD (typically referred to simply as ADD)
- Combined Type of ADHD
ADHD symptoms are common in children with autism, but children with autism often do not respond well to stimulant medications. Alternative treatment have been shown to be effective in treating ADD and ADHD. These alternative treatments include acupuncture, herbal therapy, aromatherapy and many others.